Krishnan Vishwanathan

  • Krishnan Vishwanathan

    Founder, Kissht

    Krishnan is the founder and CEO of Kissht and in his role leads the overall strategic way forward for the company while directly overseeing critical go-to-market functions. A consummate entrepreneur and startup professional, Krishnan started his career as a technologist at startups in the bay area where he developed some of the latest innovations in networking and wireless, including 4 patents to his name. Subsequent to his MBA, he joined McKinsey & Company in the financial services practice before finally going back to his entrepreneurial roots with Kissht.

    At McKinsey & Company, Krishnan has served over 15 banks and NBFCs on a variety of topics. These topics include product design, risk strategy and risk model development, operations transformation and lean processes, digital and mobile delivery of services and technology architecture. Krishnan has vast policy and regulatory experience and was a core part of the policy group within McKinsey & Company financial services practice. Krishnan has assisted various committees of RBI, IRDA and Ministry of Finance on topics ranging financial inclusion, payments etc. Krishnan’s cross-functional expertise across technology and retail financial services has helped him create the disruptive innovation that Kissht.

    Krishnan has a B.Tech from IIT Delhi, and an MBA in strategy and finance from the Yale School of Management. He has a keen interest in photography and is an avid squash player and hiker.